Sunday, October 1 (note: this one does not take place at the museum)
To celebrate the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright, there will be a talk on the architect’s fascination with Japanese art and design at 4 p.m. at the Weltzheimer/Johnson House, 534 Morgan St., Oberlin. The speaker is Kevin Greenwood, the museum’s Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art. Those attending the talk will need to pay the admission fee of $5 (free for college students with ID) for the house, which is open for tours on October 1, beginning at noon and continuing with tours at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. A reception will follow Greenwood’s talk.
Saturday, October 7
Celebrate 100 years of history with the Allen Memorial Art Museum during a daylong symposium featuring people who have shaped the museum and Department of Art at Oberlin College. Beginning at 10 a.m., speakers will highlight the Allen’s collection and the value of teaching with original works of art. The keynote speaker is Stephan Jost, director of the Ontario Gallery of Art in Toronto. Morning roundtables include current and former directors of the Allen, as well as emeritus art faculty members William Hood, John Pearson, Richard Spear, and Athena Tacha. The program continues from 2:15 to 5 p.m. with brief talks by six Oberlin College alumni. Come for all or part of this free celebration.
Tuesday, October 10
Oberlin’s house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright will be the topic of a Tuesday Tea Talk at 2:30 p.m. at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, 87 N. Main St., Oberlin. Jill Greenwood, the museum’s Eric and Jane Nord Family Curator of Education, will discuss the Weltzheimer family who commissioned the house from the famed architect in the 1940s. Tea and cookies will follow this free presentation.